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Another reason to spray........

Postby jltrent » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:07 am

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medica ... ailsignout

This dangerous plant is called the giant hogweed and it’s been classified by the government as a noxious weed. It grows to about 14 feet tall and has a thick green, hairy stem with large leaves at the top and white flowers. The reason you should avoid touching it at all costs: It’s covered in toxic sap that can cause painful burns, scarring, and potential blindness. Make sure you’re also watching out for these other summer health dangers.

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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:23 pm

Thank you for that public service announcement.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby kenny thomas » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:21 pm

It just recently has been confirmed in a couple counties in eastern VA.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby jltrent » Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:47 pm

kenny thomas wrote:It just recently has been confirmed in a couple counties in eastern VA.
If I see a weed upwards of 14 feet tall it will get sprayed. The birds will have it here before long.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby littletom » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:13 pm

I hope we dont get that here. Palmer is really starting to get out of hand. That is big enough for a buzzard roost.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby greybeard » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:24 pm

jltrent wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:It just recently has been confirmed in a couple counties in eastern VA.
If I see a weed upwards of 14 feet tall it will get sprayed. The birds will have it here before long.


If any weed around here gets to 14' tall, I ain't been doing my job.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby kenny thomas » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:12 am

greybeard wrote:
jltrent wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:It just recently has been confirmed in a couple counties in eastern VA.
If I see a weed upwards of 14 feet tall it will get sprayed. The birds will have it here before long.


If any weed around here gets to 14' tall, I ain't been doing my job.

What will probably happen here is it will either start on some land owned by someone that doesn't believe you should spray or on public land and it will take 10 years to jump through hoops to get it done.
We got our first wild hogs here 10-12 years ago. We shot as many as we could but they kept going onto Nature Conservancy and Department of Conservation land where hunting isn't allowed.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:37 am

Giant Hogweed and Wild Parsnip are both extremely invasive and toxic - causing severe burns on your skin.
NY is getting completely invaded with Wild Parsnip. Roadsides are covered. Towns mow roadsides, but the plant already has made a flower. Even cut, the flower will continue to produce seeds.
I have been he!! on wheels spraying my roadside, but they keep coming back. I believe the road crew is spreading them with the mowers. They are creeping into my hayfields, which I spray all that I see, but I wonder what it might do to the cattle in their feed. I have spoken to Beef Specialist with Cornell, but no answers.
Good article on both plants:
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/07/ ... avoid.html
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby jltrent » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:51 am

greybeard wrote:
jltrent wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:It just recently has been confirmed in a couple counties in eastern VA.
If I see a weed upwards of 14 feet tall it will get sprayed. The birds will have it here before long.


If any weed around here gets to 14' tall, I ain't been doing my job.
Good point :lol:
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby ClinchValley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:57 am

Scary stuff.

Found a weed in the middle of the pasture, about 30 inches tall. I grabbed it with my left hand and jerked it out the ground. Within 1 or 2 minutes, my hand was tingling and somewhat numb. Lasted for only a couple of minutes. The little hairs on the stem must be super tiny needles.


What i'm talking about is everywhere on roadsides. See if i can get a picture for help ID'ing.

This new weed sounds terrible.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby ClinchValley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:01 am

What i'm calling hogweed must not be hogweed.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:28 pm

The wild parsnip is everywhere up in our area lately. While I was reading up on it, I discovered that the huge plants growing next to our back deck where giant hog weed. Its in an area we removed all of the brush from last year, but can't mow and isn't pastured right now. It just appeared there over about 1 week and grew to beat heck. Its the only spot on our farm I have found it. My husband chopped it down and we make sure to keep my daughter away from it until it rots away. Nasty stuff indeed.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:57 pm

Chopping it down won't kill it. The root has to be dug up or kill by spraying.
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby A.J. » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:49 pm

ClinchValley wrote:What i'm calling hogweed must not be hogweed.


I wonder if you're thinking about pigweed? It's got little stickers on it. We get quite a bit of pigweed in the sacrifice areas where we have fed out hay in the winter.

https://www.google.com/search?q=spiny+p ... GoCi4igM_M:
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Re: Another reason to spray........

Postby Boot Jack Bulls » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:37 pm

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:Chopping it down won't kill it. The root has to be dug up or kill by spraying.

Chopping it down and pouring roundup on the base/stump seems to be working well here....
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